So this morning therapy was very interesting.
We had to talk about funding and finances.
At the moment an organization called towards healing pays for my therapy, and the taxi’s to get there.
Last year after the yearly review they granted me 40 sessions, but they said once those sessions were gone that they probably wouldn’t be in a position to pay for the therapy any longer.
Well, they’ve funded it for 10 years, so its not surprising that they think I should be done with therapy by now.
However, I’m far from being done with therapy.
So me and Eileen were tossing around ideas this morning about how we can continue after the sessions run out.
It looks like I am going to have to pay for my own therapy, which is going to be a struggle, I won’t lie, but I can manage it if I cut back on other things.
Eileen normally charges 70 euro per session. Whether that session is face to face or online.
However, she’s going to give me a reduced rate, and only charge me 40 euro per session.
The thing is, I’ll have to start doing my sessions with her over zoom. I am unable to afford the taxi price along with the session price.
The taxi from my house to Eileen’s house is 25 euro each way, and there is no way that I can afford that on top of paying 40 euro per session.
Now, I don’t need to worry about it for a little while, because I still have some funding left, and some of the 40 sessions left, but in the new year our new arrangement will be to do therapy over zoom, and for me to pay for my own therapy.
The kids got really freaked out when we started talking about this. They were so afraid that we’d lose Eileen.
They wanted to know what was happening, how we were going to do therapy, they just wanted answers.
It is going to be a real struggle. I need to sit down and work out my finances.
I’ll do whatever it takes though, I just need to stay in therapy.